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Cattle: Exports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 64323, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has joined with the Scottish Government to defend judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Government’s policy on allowing live calf exports without the required journey breaks.

Answered on

1 July 2020

Compassion in World Farming has brought judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Government, challenging its policy in relation to the transportation of unweaned calves. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an executive agency of Defra, has been named as a Respondent, as APHA acts on behalf of, and on instruction from, the Scottish Government in approving journeys from Scotland. Defra is involved only on account of APHA's role in the process.

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